Addiction Counseling: Websites
AD 241 and AD 110 Recommended Web Sites
- Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of OregonInformation about certification process, jobs, and related news.
- Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction ServicesThe Mental Health and Addiction Services Division (MHASD) is the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) and the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP).
- Portland MapsInformation about housing value/vacancy (you have to put in a specific address), crime, DUI, child abuse (offense against family), and more.
Keep Up with News and Research Related to Addiction and Recovery
- Addiction Professional: the official news source of the NCADA place to read short articles to keep up with what is happening in addiction research and recovery.
- Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction & Behavioral Health ProfessionalsA great example of a trade or professional magazine which helps keep you up to date. Articles and blogs posts with practical advice and research summaries. Not all articles are full text without a subscription. Find some articles in Health & Medicine Resources (EBSCOhost).
Advanced Google Searching
One of the best features of Google's advanced search is the ability to limit your search to the areas of the web where the information is most reliable, such as university or government sites. The shortcut for this is to add site:edu or site:gov to your regular Google search.
For example, if you conduct an ordinary Google search for addiction counseling, most of your results will be commercial (.com) sites advertising treatment centers. If you search for addiction counseling site:gov , the top results will be government sites such as the National institutes of Health and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations), which are authoritative, credible sources that are not trying to sell you anything.
Government Publications Online
National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the US federal agency, National Institute on Health. For example:
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction . A comprehensive pamphlet put out the the NIDA.
Trends and Statistics. Includes a variety of drug related issues, such as info on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.
Associations and Organizations for Addiction Professionals
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationIncludes a large selection of publications, many of which are free to download.